Abu Qatada could be freed on bail

Radical cleric Abu Qatada outside his home in west London Credit: London Media

Terror suspect Abu Qatada could be freed today when his bid for bail is heard.

Qatada, described by a judge as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe, will have his application for bail heard by a senior immigration judge in London.

The radical cleric is being held in a high-security prison while he fights deportation to Jordan on terror charges.

Qatada's 10-year battle against deportation is in the hands of the British courts after the 51-year-old lost his attempt to make a final appeal to Europe's human rights judges.